Visiting Policies

Protection of the artworks: Do not touch any artwork (including sculptures and frames). Please keep a safe distance between you and each work of art to avoid accidental touching or bumping. Please do not lean on walls or display cases (either to write or for physical support).

Cloakroom: There are cloakrooms located at both entrances to the Gallery. All large bags and umbrellas must be checked. The cloakroom is free of charge.

Children: Children should be accompanied by an adult at all times in the Gallery. for further information consult our Child Protection Policy.

Sketching: There are free adult drawing kits and Family Packs available to borrow at the Clare Street Information Desk. For permission to bring in your own materials, please contact the Education Department. Please note that the use of wet materials is not allowed in the Gallery.

Group Visits: Please consult our guidelines for group visits.

Mobile Phones: Mobile phones may be used with the Masterpieces app. Find out more.

Cameras: Photography is now permitted in certain areas of the Gallery. Find out more.

Food and Drinks: Eating and drinking in the Gallery is only permitted in the café and restaurant.

No Smoking: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Gallery.